Outcomes By Judy Kvinsland The summer that I turned six years old, my parents bought our family home, a fifty-year-old shingled craftsman perched on a hillside in tiny Harper, WA on the Kitsap peninsula mainland, about seven miles from the … Continue reading →
About Judy Kvinsland
Judith Barker Kvinsland lives and writes in eastern Washington state, happily retired after a career as a college faculty advisor, teacher, and academic administrator in Washington and California. She and her husband are itinerant grandparents, traveling frequently to spend time with their extended families in western Washington, Montana, and northern California. Her book Disturbing the Calm: A memoir of time and place is available now.
Our contest judge, Kelli Agodon, wrote this of her first choice piece in the fall/winter 2018 writing contest: Judith Barker Kvinsland’s essay, “Disturbing the Calm,” explores how sometimes, despite the ease of our lives, we need to take a risk. It is a thoughtful exploration of family, responsibility, and location, where the author learns something … Continue reading →